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Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson - #56 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 11/22/1982
Birthplace Waco, TX
College Texas
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 15th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
124 3 0

Report: Chiefs land former Jets RB Jones

Posted March 09, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have found the big, powerful back they were searching for, signing Thomas Jones to a two-year, $5 million contract on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Report: Chiefs re-sign WR Chambers

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
The Chiefs re-signed WR Chris Chambers, an unrestricted free agent, to a three-year contract on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The deal is reportedly worth $15 million, with $5.9 million guaranteed.

Pioli, Haley both looking for improvement from Bowe

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 12:53 a.m. ET
While speaking to the media at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley each addressed a host of topics, but both were asked about one player in particular: WR Dwayne Bowe.

Chiefs re-sign WR Copper

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have re-signed WR Terrance Copper, the team announced Saturday.

Chiefs sign Vrabel to extension

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that they have signed OLB Mike Vrabel to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AFC West team needs

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The trade of Brandon Marshall has left the Broncos with a huge hole to fill at wide receiver. PFW continues its series examining the needs of each team with a look at the AFC West.

Chiefs pick up Palko

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Chiefs further bolstered their quarterback stable on Wednesday, signing free-agent Tyler Palko.

Chiefs cut WR Darling, RB Savage

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have released WR Devard Darling and RB Dantrell Savage.

Haley: Weis will run 'our' playbook

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Charlie Weis is coming to Kansas City, but he won't be bringing his playbook with him.

Pioli: Coaching chemistry critical to Chiefs' success

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Before the Chiefs embark on free agency or the draft process in 2010, they are already well ahead of where they were a year ago in the mind of general manager Scott Pioli.

Chiefs hire new strength coach and director of football administration

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Thursday that they have hired Mike Clark as their strength and conditioning coach and Trip MacCracken as the team's director of football administration.

Chiefs release Goff, re-sign Gutierrez, Smith

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has released veteran OG Mike Goff. The Chiefs also re-signed QB Matt Gutierrez and RB Kolby Smith.

Chiefs finalize coaching staff with three hires

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Monday that they have finalized their coaching staff for the 2010 season, hiring Bernie Parmalee, Emmitt Thomas and Otis Smith.

Chiefs further shake up coaching staff

Posted Jan. 29, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
The Chiefs have officially let go of defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and also announced other changes to their coaching staff late Thursday.

Age aside, Chiefs may push to keep WR Chambers

Posted Jan. 28, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
While it was thought a couple of months back that there wasn't much chance the Chiefs would retain 31-year-old WR Chris Chambers in 2010, the stretch run of the '09 season might have changed their mind.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Johnson will play Sunday.||||||| The Kansas City linebacker hurt his ankle in their preseason finale.
Posted March 25, 2010
Johnson has signed a restricted free agent tender and will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs.||||||| Johnson was the Chiefs' first-round pick out of Texas in 2005. But early last season, for reasons he said were never fully explained by the coaching staff, Johnson was moved to part-time duty. Johnson had a key sack of Ben Roethlisberger in a victory over Pittsburgh, and he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 44-24 victory over Denver in the season finale.
Posted Dec. 06, 2006
Johnson, who has played only sparingly the last five games, returned to practice Wednesday and said that he will play Sunday.||||||| Getting its surest tackler back will be a big boost for a defense that got embarrassed in a 31-28 overtime loss last week at Cleveland.
Posted Nov. 28, 2006
Johnson is expected to be available for the Chiefs' game on Sunday at Cleveland, according to kcchiefs.com.||||||| The linebacker was used sparingly in the team's 19-10 win over Denver on Thursday and he is expected to be back to full health after suffering an ankle injury on Nov. 5 at St. Louis. Johnson's return bolsters the Kansas City defense with a linebacker that had 49 tackles, 4 1-2 sacks and two forced fumbles in nine games.
Posted Nov. 15, 2006
Johnson is listed as out with an ankle injury for the Chiefs' contest against Oakland on Sunday. The linebacker missed last Sunday's 13-10 loss to Miami with the injury.||||||| Johnson has 49 tackes and 4 1-2 sacks with one fumble recovery in eight games this season. Keyaron Fox replaced him in the lineup against the Dolphins and is expected to do so again versus the Raiders.

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